Here are some small reads that are perfect for reading and sharing in fall. These Small Reads Roundups appear first in my Small Reads monthly e-letter for educators. Subscribe here! My plan is to include only things that are easily accessible to you–if you find a link that’s no longer working, please let me know–thank you :>)
Time for Flight
The clock of land chimes autumn,
telling me the time is right for flight
September’s golden seconds drain away
as winter rips out eelgrass hours
Tell me: Is the time right for flight?
The seasons circle, and I twirl to face south
Winter rips out eelgrass hours
and I search for the sweep of instinct.
As the seasons circle, I twirl to face south,
testing tailwinds with my widespread wings
I search for the sweep of instinct
to sound the gong on my feathered heart
I test tailwinds with my widespread wings
as September’s golden seconds drain away
Then, a gong sounds on my feathered heart
The land, my clock, is chiming!
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
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